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High-Speed Cable Kinking

High-Speed Cable Kinking

“I bought a high-speed cable that I attached to my drill, but I keep kinking the cable. It usually kinks either right by the drill or at the other end by the tool I’ve attached. Am I doing something wrong or did I get a bad cable?” Using a high-speed cable is much different than […]

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Why Offer Pipe Rehabilitation?

Why Offer Pipe Rehabilitation?

“I bought a jetter several years ago and it’s the only tool I need to keep sewers flowing. I think that the money these guys charge to line or pipe burst old sewers is just a waste of money. I charge a flat rate of $350 to open a sewer line and run about 10 […]

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Tip: Drain Cleaning Costs

Tip: Drain Cleaning Costs

Trying to compete with a loss-leading ad for a $79.95 drain “cleaning” call can be dangerous. Most drain “cleaning” ads quoting those numbers boil down to pushing a cable machine with no tools down a line and getting it to drain. Root removal, descaling, and other services are extras. If you completely clean a line […]

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Correctly Using Tube Liners

Correctly Using Tube Liners

“I started using the tubes from vacuum trucks to invert lining material.  However, I’ve blown an end fitting off the hose. Lucky no one got hurt but wondered if you guys know what went wrong?” Glad you reached out for help. While for some inversion CIPP shots this method is a quick down and dirty […]

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Tip: “Gapping Method”

Tip: “Gapping Method”

For those of you employing the “gapping method” of preparing a pull in place liner by cutting out holes where the branch lines tie in, then wetting it out and pulling or pushing it into place – here’s a cheaper and much faster method. If you pull the wetted-out liner into place without cutting out […]

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Comparing Resins

Comparing Resins

“I am looking at your coating machine as well as your competitors. One uses polyurethane resin, one uses epoxy resin, and you use poly urea resin. I’m a little confused as to which way to go. Can you tell me why your resin, the poly urea stuff, is better than the others? Also, isn’t poly […]

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Website Resources

Website Resources

“Where can I find information about how your coating system works? You should post it on a website so it’s easy to find.” This query came to us years ago and we responded with a very comprehensive website to provide you with the information you need to transfer knowledge to your customers. I’d like to […]

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New Career Paths Caused by Pandemic

New Career Paths Caused by Pandemic

“I’m at my wits end because of this pandemic.  It’s killing any business for the company I work for and I’m afraid of losing my job. I used to be a plumber’s helper years ago and am wondering if that market is any good or just as bad as the one I’m in?” Bill Bill, […]

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Calibration Tube Failure

Calibration Tube Failure

“Your calibration tube failed. It popped when I blew it into the liner. Thankfully I had more calibration tube and shot another one that held but I am nervous about using it in the future. Can’t you make it stronger or out of a different material that won’t pop when inverting it?” Let’s figure out […]

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Tip: Maintaining Cables

Tip: Maintaining Cables

For those using high-speed cables, lubricate them monthly by removing them from the sheath and letting the cable soak in 30 weight or greater oil. This activity will lengthen the service life of the cable and will produce better speeds by reducing friction. For more information contact Pipe Lining Supply at +1-888-354-6464 or email us […]

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